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Got orders to Afghan..K5 winter storing tips needed.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Neil, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. Neil

    Neil 1/2 ton status

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    It will have to be outside with only a cover over it. It only gets 20 degrees F at the lowest here. Any special tips on it sitting for a while until I return? Thanks.

    Neil H. Alabama.. "It's a full size thang, Jeep owners don't understand!!" '78 K5 400ci 4x4 AT,AC,PW Cheyenne., '74 C10 4x2
     
  2. riz

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    <font color=purple> Put some Store-X in the crankcase and the gas tank to keep all fluids ............. maybe jack it up on stands to avoid flat spots on the tires ......

    Good Luck to you over there !

    L8r,
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  3. solowookie

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    I'm assuming the Store-X is like the Sta-Bil for the gas? you put sta-bil in, run it for 5 minutes, and it will keep all the wax build up etc. outta your carb / injectors.

    the jacking it up does sound like a good idea.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  4. solowookie

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    oh yea, good luck and please be safe... I guess this is just another reminder of how real this situation is we are involved in.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  5. Neil

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    Thanks. Sounds like good ideas. Maybe I could tell you guys about the last few weeks of pre Afghan combat briefing sometime- Gee wiz!! This is gonna be a tough trip. I have to leave my new baby daughter and that is the hardest part to deal with. I'll be back with you guys in a several weeks probably.

    Neil H. Alabama.. "It's a full size thang, Jeep owners don't understand!!" '78 K5 400ci 4x4 AT,AC,PW Cheyenne., '74 C10 4x2
     
  6. Doug

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    I've also heard to put a small amount of oil in each spark plug hole, disconnect the battery, put the windows down slightly (if stored inside), keep things dry inside.

    '85 k5, 350, 700r4, np208, 10 bolts, as of 10/2001; wish list is extensive.
     
  7. solowookie

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    man Neil I can't even imagine what you must be going through. I tell ya what my heart goes out to you, and I will remember you in my prayers.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    We appreiciate you coming to the need of our country.

    The best would be to have someone take it for a spin every couple of weeks. But if that's not possible then disconnect the battery, fill the pistons with oil, and fill the gas tank along with the additives suggested to keep the tank from rusting.

    E PLURIBUS UNUM<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by rampage on 10/05/01 02:40 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  9. Pugsley

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    In addition to what everyone said, slather your tires with ArmorAll or Son-of-a-gun - it'll keep them from getting cracks in'em. Keep safe over there, and I "e-salute" you. Our prayers will be with you.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    Neil,

    I'm willing to drive it and keep it fresh ;)

    Seriously, be safe, and from all of us tht you will be representing, thank you for your efforts.

    <font color=red>I will not tolerate intolerance </font color=red>[​IMG]
     
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    Neil,
    I have heard of takin some baking soda and putting it under the dash area and in the rear area, might keep it fresh(er). Also, if you body has no rust or little rush, give it a good wash and 2 or 3 coats of wax on the outside, in-side the wheel wells, and along the tailgate and doors. Just to help it from rusting.
     
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    If you know anyone you trust, have them go out at least once a week and start it up, let it run for at least 30 min and move it around so the tranny can get fluid in everything. That'd be the best thing for it. Letting a truck sit is the worst thing for it.[​IMG]

    Thanks for serving! God bless! I hope you return safe and unharmed.

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    Hmm, having someone run it would be the best idea but here goes my ideas if you cant. Drain your anti-freeze and give it a good flush. Then mix up the new anti-freeze at 50/50 so you can have it go waaaaay down and not worry about freezing. Rat/Mouse poision sounds like good insurance too. I doubt you'd have a problem out in the street, but you never know. I'd put some in the glove comparent, under the dash, by the aircleaner (they seem to love it there). Putting an open box of charcol in the inside would also keep any smells from popping up because it abosrbs it. Next would a full tank of gas with some heet added to keep water at bay. As for your cylinders, east wood makes desecant plugs (sorry, i can't spell. you know that stuff that absorbs moisture), the simply screw into your spark plug holes and absorb moisture to keep your engine clean. Pull the battery too would be a good idea.

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    Wow.

    That is hard- Good luck and as said stay safe!!!!

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    Hey all the things the other guy's are telling ou ar great, one sugestion for the tires though. I go to the store and buy pure silicon spray in a can. I've done it for years, I have yeat to have one dry rot on me yet. Hey my little bro is over there to, you guy's be safe and know that we ALL are behind you 110%! Kick some ass!

    &lt;*)))&gt;&lt;


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  17. J.C.Staley

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    Neil, I can't add anything about storage that you haven't already heard. What I can add is my heart felt concern for you and all of our borthers, sisters, fathers and even mothers who will be joining you. Keep your head down, your eyes open and hurry back.
     
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    You have my utmost respect and all you guys are in my prayers, and I'm sure I'm not alone. Take care.

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    Neil,
    My thaughts &amp; prayers go with you! Just remember you are a representive of the GREATEST nation on the face of the earth! Put some moth balls in a few various places in your blazer, that will keep the rodents out. Change to completely fresh oil, put 12 oz. of stabil in a full tank of gas, cover the tires, and it will fire up when you get home! I only hope it is VERY soon!

    1 ton '87 Chevy SWB in the making!
     
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    Cant add to what anyone else said. Except Thanks! Be careful. And you and yours will be in my prayers.
    May God keep you safe.

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